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Spring Training 2017

Best of the Ballparks, Grapefruit League–First Round

It’s that time of year, when we ask our readers to choose their favorite baseball venues in our Best of the Ballparks, Grapefruit League competition. In the first round of Florida selections, we ask you to narrow the field from 13 to eight.

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Nothing Says Spring Training Like Port St. Lucie and the Mets

There is something very reassuring about a Mets spring training game at First Data Field. With a throwback Florida location and a relaxed atmosphere, there is much to like about a Port St. Lucie spring-training run.

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Tebow to Make Mets Spring Training Debut Wednesday

We’ve been asked a lot about this, so here’s the deal: Tim Tebow will make his New York Mets spring training debut Wednesday, as the team hosts the Boston Red Sox at First Data Field.

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Goodbye Tradition Field, Hello First Data Field

We have yet another moniker for the spring-training home of the New York Mets: Tradition Field is now First Data Field. The new naming rights deal is part of a 10-year partnership between the Mets and First Data.

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Mets Schedule West Point Exhibition Game

We’ve mentioned this possibility in our newsletter, and it’s now official: the New York Mets will play an exhibition game at Doubleday Field at Johnson Stadium against the Army baseball team on Friday, March 31 at 3 p.m.

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New York Mets Spring Broadcast Schedule Posted

We have another television schedule to announce, as the New York Mets spring broadcast schedule has been released by SNY.

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St. Lucie County Still Waiting on State Funds for Tradition Field Makeover

St. Lucie County officials are still waiting on approval for a $20 million state grant toward the renovation of Tradition Field, spring training home of the New York Mets and regular season home of the St. Lucie Mets (High A; Florida State League).

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Mets, St. Lucie County Agree to Tradition Field Upgrades

Another spring-training complex will receive a facelift, as the New York Mets and St. Lucie County agreed to a new 25-year lease that will end up in upgrades over the next two years to the team’s longtime Grapefruit League home, Tradition Field.

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New York Mets 2017 Spring Schedule Posted

We’ve posted the New York Mets 2017 spring schedule, as the Amazin’s prepare for another Grapefruit League training camp at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

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Tradition Field Upgrades Moving More Slowly Than Anticipated

A $60-million renovation of Tradition Field, spring-training home of the New York Mets, is moving ahead — but more slowly than anticipated, as the lack of a final lease prevents St. Lucie County from applying for an important state grant.

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